Queen’s Fellowship Academy: Annual Event
Queen’s Fellowship Academy, launched in January 2020, provides early career researchers with developmental opportunities to support their growth as future research leaders and influencers. The Academy hosts an annual event, and the theme for 2021 is Influencing and Engaging with Policy.
Professor Graeme Reid, Professor of Science and Research Policy, University College London, delivers a keynote address on Academic Research and Public Policy, with Professor Emma Flynn, Pro-Vice Chancellor Research & Enterprise hosting the event. Further contributors include Queen’s academics, Professors Laura Lundy and Maria Lohan, presenting on their own personal perspectives and experiences of applying their research to influence policy. The event concludes with a roundtable discussion on the importance of research in influencing policy and policy makers, chaired by Academy Fellow, Dr Clara Fischer.
The event was held on 15th June 2021, and a recording is now available to view at the link below.
Tuesday 15th June 2021, 2.30pm-4pm, via Microsoft Live Events
Professor Emma Flynn, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise
Why is policy important?
James Dillon, Research Impact Manager
Kevin Fearon, Business Alliance Manager
Keynote Address: Academic Research and Public Policy
Professor Graeme Reid, Professor of Science and Research Policy, UCL
The Covid pandemic has put academic-policy relations under a spotlight. Eminent scientists and researchers appear daily on prime time news programmes, often alongside senior politicians. Meanwhile, public policy in areas such as climate change, economic development, public health, food safety, agriculture and behavioural change already reflect extensive advice from the research community. How does research evidence contribute to policy development? How should academic researchers aim to engage in public policy in practice? What realistic expectations should accompany that engagement? What does success look like?
Graeme Reid will share personal experiences and observations from a career at the interface between research and policy.
Queen’s Academics: Influencing Policy and Policymakers
Professor Laura Lundy, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Professor Maria Lohan, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Chaired by Dr Clara Fischer with Professor Graeme Reid, Professor Laura Lundy and Professor Maria Lohan.